• Preventing Meltdowns Little Girl Crying on Chair
    Babies and Toddlers
    6 Strategies to Help Prevent Meltdowns and Tantrums
    This past week I took my two-year-old to Dunkin Donuts for his favorite treat, a chocolate frosted donut. We had spent the morning at the library with my sister-in-law and her son (who is also 2). Since they played nicely, we decided to reward th...
  • Baby Walking on Hardwood Floor
    Babies and Toddlers
    Babyproofing Your Rental Home or Apartment: Special Circumstances to Consider
    If you’re like most new parents, you’ve been thinking about that all-important babyproofing to-do list from the moment you brought your new baby home. You may be prepped and ready to go with dozens of electrical-outlet covers and baby gates, ...
    Libby McMillan Henson
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Child Using TAblet on Plane
    Kids
    3 Essential Tips to Survive a Long Plane Ride with Your Children
    Airplane travel with kids can be easy and fun for the whole family. Not long ago, in the days before electronic devices were allowed to be used during takeoff and seat backs featured televisions with built-in video games, you had to pack a huge ...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Baby Sleeping in a Box
    Babies and Toddlers
    The Pros of Having Your Baby Sleep in a Box
    New Jersey recently became the first in the U.S. to launch a universal Baby Box program, which, according to research, reduces infant mortality rates, including Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome. (SUIDS). According to NPR, Alabama and Ohio...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Kids Playing with Vegetables
    Babies and Toddlers
    7 Tricks to Get Your Toddler to Eat His Veggies
    Toddlers and tomatoes just don't go together. Or, do they? Figuring out how to get your toddler to eat his vegetables is a tricky science that parents have been experimenting with for centuries. Next time your little one has a blow up at the sig...
    Angela Tague
  • Child Playing with Homemade Clay
    Clay
    Homemade Clay Recipes
    Use the following recipes to make clay that can be rolled or shaped into sculptures. Some clays should be dried overnight, while others are best baked in an oven. When hard, sculptures can be decorated and preserved with acrylic paint or finish. ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Woman choosing a birth control method
    Babies and Toddlers
    Which Method of Birth Control is Right For You?
    Finding the right birth control can seem a bit overwhelming-- after all, there are more than 20 methods to prevent pregnancy. Before making your decision, it's important to research options and educate yourself and your partner. We're here to in...
    Courtney Key
  • Crying Baby Girl
    Babies and Toddlers
    Decoding Your Baby's Cries: How to Figure Out What She Needs
    Suddenly, your baby starts wailing. Is she hungry? Overtired? In pain? Or does she just need to let out some steam? Figuring out the source of babies' cries can be tough, especially for first-time parents. Here's everything you need to know abou...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Close Up of Sleeping Baby
    Babies and Toddlers
    Understanding (and Coping With) Sleep Regression in Your Child
    For parents of little ones, sleep is a precious commodity. As valuable as the air you breathe and the food you eat. Sleep is just as, if not more, important for babies and infants. And as it always seems to be the way, just when your bundle of j...
    Steven Auger
  • Introducing Cereal to Infants
    Starting Solids
    When Should You Introduce Cereal to Your Infant?
    It's hard to know when your baby is ready for cereals and other solid foods. We got a doctor to weigh in on exactly when to start solids. ...
  • Happy mom and baby boy
    Babies and Toddlers
    How to Handle Reflux & Spit Up in Your Infant
    Most babies spit up, and some babies are diagnosed with acid reflux. I was a naive, mother-to-be who envisioned my son sleeping peacefully in his beautiful new crib -- a girl can dream, right? Fast forward a few months, and my son had two extrem...
    Courtney Key
  • Anxious Young Girl
    Babies and Toddlers
    What To Do When Your Child Has Separation Anxiety
    Separation anxiety is something almost every child experiences and it can crop up at various times of life. Early childhood is most frequent, but sometimes older kids experience it too when they face their first sleepover, overnight camp or even...
    Laura Richards
  • Homemade Baby Food Recipes
    Babies and Toddlers
    4 Easy-to-Make Baby Food Recipes
    Making your own healthy and wholesome baby food recipes is easy. Organic foods are best but, if that's not possible for everything, try to to buy organic for the following on what's called the Dirty Dozen list. This includes: apples, peaches, ne...
    Laura Richards
  • two babies playing in the playroom
    Activities for Babies
    It's Playtime, Baby! 12 Simple Developmental Activities to Try with Your Tot
    Stumped on ideas for how to play with your baby? These fun and easy activities help stimulate your infant's development — and bring on some adorable smiles and giggles. And remember, much of your baby's learning in her first year will happen na...
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Winter Coats and Car Seats: An Unsafe Mix
    Protecting your little one is a major concern for all parents, and if you live in a cold and snowy climate, add winter coats and car seats to your list. Thankfully, the American Academy of Pediatrics, through its HealthyChildren.org website, off...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tips To Ease Teething Pain in Your Baby or Toddler
    There are a handful of reasons babies cry. Outside of the three most common - tired, hungry, and in need of a diaper change –teething is another source of tears. But no matter what the cause, no parent likes to see her little one upset. The Am...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    10 Baby Sign Language Words to Teach Your Little One
    For new parents, communicating with your bundle of joy presents a daily puzzle that needs solving. Without the ability so speak, babies rely on crying to express their needs and emotions. One way to bridge the communication gap is through the us...
    Steven Auger